Blood Brothers returns this summer with a three-week season at Cork Opera House from 5 August before embarking on a UK tour. Starring Lyn Paul in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone for the final time, she will be joined by Joel Benedict as Eddie, Danielle Corlass as Linda, Danny Taylor as Sammy and Chloe Taylor as Mrs Lyons. Alexander Patmore returns as Mickey alongside Robbie Scotcher as the narrator.
The rest of the cast for Blood Brothers includes Tim Churchill, Graham Martin, Gemma Brodrick, Hannah Barr Graeme Kinniburgh, Shaun McCourt and Connor Bannister.
Considered ‘One of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the Globe. Scooping up no fewer than four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply ‘Unmissable and unbeatable’ (The Spectator).
This epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981 before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983. It has since completed sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan and ran in London’s West End for 24 years, exceeding 10,000 performances. One of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.
Blood Brothers tells the moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
Tuesday 6 August – Saturday 17 August
Cork Opera House
Tuesday 27 August – Saturday 31 August
Canterbury, The Marlowe
Tuesday 3 September – Saturday 14 September
Tuesday 17 September – Saturday 28 September
Cardiff, New Theatre
Monday 30 September – Saturday 12 October
Monday 14 October – Saturday 19 October
Tuesday 22 October – Saturday 26 October
Hull New Theatre
Monday 28 October – Saturday 2 November
Grand Opera House York
Tuesday 5 November – Saturday 9 November
Tuesday 12 November – Saturday 16 November
Hastings, White Rock Theatre
Tuesday 19 November – Saturday 23 November
Dartford, Orchard Theatre
Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 December
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 December
Eastbourne Congress Theatre